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1. (of an element) held in chemical combination
2. (of a substance) nonvolatile
3. Astrology of, relating to, or belonging to the group consisting of the four signs of the zodiac Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, which are associated with stability
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What a daunting task and a horrendous challenge it is to deviate from the straight and narrow or peep out of one's cubicle and break the shackles of linear thinking and functional fixedness!?
(560) Social scientists call this constant functional fixedness: fixating on the former use of an object which inhibits considering the object's alternative functions for a new problem.
Africans are able to uphold the fixedness of those constructs in our
It is Hahn's contention that the fixedness of geometrical diagrams emboldened Thales famously to posit an unchanging principle of the whole of nature.
Unleashing unconscious, he reverses the traditional hierarchy between the binary polarities; between reason and desire, reality and dream, symmetry and asymmetry, essence and imagery, logical thought and analogical thought, singularity and multiplicity, fixedness and mutability, unity and disunity, order and chaos, totalitarian conformism and liberation of the psyche, the synthetic and the authentic.
In contrast to the assumed immobility and spatiotemporal fixedness of communities, Randall and Ironside (1996) argued that the case for the historic "isolation" of single industry towns had been overstated.
Whereas the introduction minimally assesses Indigenous contributions to decolonized feminist philosophy, the latter half of the volume subtly urges us towards it, contemplating where Indigenous epistemological processes including knowledge gained through 'relationship to' expands how we understand the intersections from which knowledge can be built as well as theoretical freedoms which conceptually cling to rigid binaries of fluidity or fixedness.
intersection of mobility and fixedness." (31) For their part, Metis
While the real statue of Sims is scheduled for removal by the city, Garner and (Robinson) reject the hegemonic fixedness of monumentality itself.
Not a single instance of synonymous derivations has been found in MELD, which points to the fact that legal and administrative language favours fixedness of forms and univocity.
As the authors write, "Teachers need to reject functional fixedness and develop skills to look beyond most common uses for technologies, reconfiguring them for customized pedagogical purposes" (p.